Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Gallstones and their effects
  • Description of gallstone lithotripsy
  • Existing forms of treatment of biliary stones
  • Efficacy of gallstone lithotripsy
  • Complications of gallstone lithotripsy
  • Indications for gallstone lithotripsy
  • Costs of gallstone lithotripsy and conventional surgery
  • Role of gallstone lithotripsy¬∑in  health care
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Acknowledgements